Morgan Wairiu 2019-08-18T22:31:32+00:00
Name: Dr Morgan Wairiu

Tel: +679 3232578


Job Title: Acting Director


Dr Morgan Wairiu is currently the Acting Director of PACE-SD. He obtained his PhD in Environmental Soil Science from Ohio State University in USA and Master of Science from Aberdeen University in Scotland. Dr Wairiu has broad knowledge on Pacific regions environment and development issues including Government structures and systems both at National and community levels. He has over 25 years work experience in the environment field including climate change adaptation and risk resilience in Solomon Islands and the Pacific region.He also has wide experience Capacity Building and Human Resources Development including training needs assessment and workshop planning and organization.

  • Provide academic & administrative leadership in support of PACE-SD Director
  • Build on existing PACE-SD climate change programme in climate Science, Adaptation, Disaster Risk Management & Sustainable Development
  • Develop strong regional research network to ensure research capacity in the Pacific Islands Region
  • Develop portfolio of research & development projects including seeking funds
  • Provide a senior role in staff management & student supervision (Masters and PhDs thesis research)
  • Lead and support effective team work within PACE-SD community

Iese V; Maeke J; Holland E; Wairiu M; and Naidu S. 2014. Farmers Adaptations to climate change and extreme events in Pacific Island Countries: Case study of Bellona atoll, Solomon Islands. In Ganpat W G & Issac W P (Eds.) In Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security in Small Island Developing States. Research Essentials Collection, The University of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago.

Wairiu, M. Iese, V Lal, M. 2011. Food production and climate change in Pacific Islands Countries and Territories. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture, Vol 15 (No. 1&2), pp 110 -121

Wairiu, M. Lal, M. Iese, V. 2011. Climate Change Implications for Crop Production in the Pacific Islands Region. In Food Production. InTech Open Acess Publishers

Wairiu, M. 2007. History of Forestry Industry in Solomon Islands: The Case of Guadalcanal. Journal of Pacific History, Vol.42, (No.2) pp 233-246.

Wairiu, M. 2006. Governance and livelihood realities in Solomon Islands. In Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands: S.Firth (ed.) State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Studies in State and Society in the Pacific. No.1 The Australian National University E Press.

Wairiu, M. 2006.Forest Certification in Solomon Islands. In B. Cashore, F. Gale, E. Meidinger, and D. Newsom (Eds.) Confronting Sustainability: Forest Certification in Developing and Transitioning Countries. Yale University Press. Pp 137-161.

Wairiu,M.and R.Lal 2006. Tillage and land use effects on soil micro porosity in Ohio, USA and Kolombangara, Solomon Islands. Soil & Tillage Research. 88:(1-2), 80-84.

Bourke, R.M., McGregor, A., Allen, M.G., Evans, B.R., Mullen, B.F., Pollard, A.A, Wairiu, M. and Zotalis, S. 2005. Solomon Islands Smallholder Agriculture Study. Volume 1. Main findings and recommendations. AusAID, Canberra.

Allen, M.G., Bourke, R.M., Evans, B.R., Iramu, E., Maemouri, R.K., Mullen, B.F., Pollard, A.A, Wairiu, M., Watoto, C. and Zotalis, S. 2005. Solomon Islands Smallholder Agriculture Study. Volume 4. Provincial Reports. AusAID, Canberra.

Wairiu,M. and R.Lal 2003. Soil organic carbon dynamics in relation to cultivation and topsoil removal on sloping lands of Kolomangara on Solomon Islands. Soil & Tillage Research. 70:19-27.

Wairiu,M. Tabo, S. Hasiau, J. 2003. Assessing Community Perspective on Governance in Solomon Islands. In RETA 6061: Assessing Community Perspective on Governance in the Pacific, Report for Asian Development Bank, (ed) Foundation for the People of South Pacific International, Suva Fiji, pp 158-220.

Deka, R. N.; Wairiu,M.; Mtakwas, P.W.; Mullins, C.E.; Veenendaal, E.M.; Townend, J. 1995. Use and accuracy of the filter-paper technique for measurement of soil matric potential. European-Journal-of-Soil-Science. 1995, 46: 2, 233-238;

Wairiu, M.; Mullins, C. E.; and Campbell C. D 1993. Soil physical properties affecting the growth of sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) in a silvopastoral system on a stony upland soil in Northeast Scotland. Agroforestry-Systems. 24: 3, 295-306;